A total of 163.2Mt
of manganese resource
graded at 37.9% Mn will
be extracted from the
Tshipi Borwa mine
Johannesburg, South Africa — 17 October 2012 – Tshipi é Ntle Manganese has mined its first manganese at the new Borwa mine in the Northern Cape.

Tshipi blasted its first ore last week, and Miningmx quoted CEO Finn Behnken as saying: “We are now firmly on the road towards producing our first revenue.”

Tshipi Mining, chaired by anti- apartheid struggle veteran Saki Macozoma, is a joint venture between empowerment group Ntsimbintle and Pallinghurst subsidiary Jupiter Mines.

The R1.7 billion development was commissioned in September 2011, and the company aims to mine 2.4Mtpa of manganese ore for the next 60 years.

Source: Miningmx. For more information, click here.